Are retinoids good or bad? This question is not so easy to answer as many other questions asked by the life. Even the purpose of asking this question determines duality of the subject – it is not clear at all, whether using such acne treatment products as retinoids will do you more good than harm.
This may not seem very clear because the aim of using retinoids and other chemical preparations is the same and surely their use is aimed at having something good, namely get rid of acne. So, the question in the heading just saps the basis of the purpose, why retinoids actually exist.
What are the pros and cons of retinoids? The matter is in some alternatives which exist for everybody choosing or intending to choose retinoids for acne treatment. These alternatives appeared a long time ago…even earlier than retinoids and other similar products did, but still sometimes and somewhere they are undeservingly forgotten.
As you might have understood, the case in hand is natural acne treatment. Retinoids don’t fall into category of products used for the same, because they are merely synthetic analogues for vitamin A.
Vitamin A itself is known as a very useful thing for treating acne and helping in acne treatment, and its analogues have more powerful effects on the abovementioned disease. So in this respect retinoids can be named more good than bad.
However, the subject has not appeared from nowhere, as any acne also doesn’t appear without any cause, even if it seems like that. There are of course pros and cons of retinoids but the main deficiency with retinoids as well as with some products having similar origin and effect is presence of side effects, which are generally not attributed to any natural acne treatment products.
You will agree that doing harm to oneself instead of doing something good, which was the original intention, is not the best thing you can do for yourself. Here retinoids are undoubtedly more bad, than good.
So follow up and try to justify your choice – will you go for retinoids or for truly natural acne treatment?
Dr. Jerry K is the founder and CEO of YourWebDoc.com, part of a team of more than 30 experts. Dr. Jerry K is not a medical doctor but holds a degree of Doctor of Psychology; he specializes in family medicine and sexual health products. During the last ten years Dr. Jerry K has authored a lot of health blogs and a number of books on nutrition and sexual health.